Console Gaming

Complete Guide To Turning Off Your PS4

This guide will show you how to properly turn off your PS4, whether you’re doing it for the first time or just want to be sure you’re doing it correctly.

We’ll also go over some tips on how to extend the life of your PS4 by taking proper care of it.

What is ps4 and its key features

The PlayStation 4 (PS4) is an eighth-generation home video game console developed by Sony Interactive Entertainment. Announced as the successor to the PlayStation 3 during a press conference on February 20, 2013, it was launched on November 15 in North America.

The console’s controller was also improved over the PlayStation 3, with improved buttons and analog sticks, and an integrated touchpad among other changes. The console also supports HDR10 High-dynamic-range video and playback of 4K resolution multimedia.

Key Features:

  • The console’s CPU is a custom AMD “Jaguar” processor with eight x86-64 cores clocked at 1.6GHz.
  • The console’s GPU is an AMD Radeon “Polaris” graphics card with 18 Compute Units clocked at 800MHz, and 4GB of GDDR5 SDRAM.
  • The console has 8GB of unified system memory, using 256-bit bus.
  • The operating system is based on a heavily customized version of FreeBSD 9.0.
  • The console’s hard drive is a removable 2.5-inch (6.4 cm) SATA drive. The base model PS4 contains a 500 GB hard drive, while the PS4 Pro has a 1 TB hard drive.

how to turn off ps4

There are actually a few different ways that you can turn off your PS4. We’ll go over all of them so you can choose the method that works best for you. The first way is to simply press and hold the power button on the front of the PS4 for about 7 seconds. The system will beep once to indicate that it’s off.

If you want to put your PS4 into rest mode, which is a low power state that allows you to quickly resume your game or start a new one, you can press and hold the power button for about 8 seconds. The system will beep twice to indicate that it’s in rest mode. To turn off your PS4 completely, you’ll need to first put it into rest mode. Then, once it’s in rest mode, press and hold the power button for about 12 seconds. The system will beep three times to indicate that it’s been turned off completely.

What to do if your PS4 won’t turn off

If your PS4 won’t turn off, there are a few things you can try. The first is to simply unplug the power cord from the back of the console and then plug it back in. This will usually reset the system and allow you to turn it off normally.

If that doesn’t work, you can try holding down the power button for 30 seconds. This will force the system to shut down. If that still doesn’t work, you can try holding down the power button for 10 seconds while the system is unplugged from the wall. This will completely discharge the system and should allow you to turn it on normally.

How to update your PS4 software

It’s important to keep your PS4 software up to date to get the most out of your console. You can update your PS4 software three different ways:

  • The first way is to simply connect your PS4 to the internet and it will automatically prompt you to update the software if there is an update available.
  • The second way is to select the “Settings” icon on the home screen, then choose “System Software Update” and select “Update via Internet.”
  • The third way is to download the update file from onto a USB storage device, and then connect the USB storage device to your PS4 and select “Settings,” “System Software Update,” and “Update via External Storage Device.” Once the update is downloaded, you’ll be prompted to install it.
  • Simply follow the on-screen instructions to install the update. PS4 software updates are usually around 1GB in size, so make sure you have enough free space on your console before starting the update.

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